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Neuroscience News has been at 3 events

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Science on Google+363,497Isaac Newton's Birthday is on ChristmasJoin us in a Newton-inspired holiday physics hangout with rockstar physicist +Henry Reich of +MinutePhysics and +MinuteEarth  and brilliant ballerina biologist +Carin Bondar of +National Geographic, +Scientific American and host of Wild Sex, a science show about the strange reproductive habits of the animal kingdom. She knows how the world gets physical. +Veritasium  AKA +Derek Muller may pop in.  We hear there may even be more special guests so you should probably go ahead and RSVP yes to join the lively conversation. BYOB. Hosted by +Amy Robinson of +Science on Google+ .Happy Newtonmas Hangout2013-12-19 00:00:00145G+
EyeWire246,655+Sebastian Seung, Professor of Computational Neuroscience at +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and creator of +EyeWire will host a 30 minute hangout on air on Thursday, Dec 12th at 3 PM US EST. During this hangout, Sebastian will answer questions about scientific discoveries made possible with the help of EyeWirers as well as talk about what's in the works for the future of EyeWire.Hangout with Neuroscientist Sebastian Seung2013-12-12 21:00:0055G+
Science on Google+363,497Please join us for a collaborative Hangout On Air with Autism Brainstorm (http://goo.gl/HO5LZL). We will be discussing current research in Autism and Autism Education, as well as the protein biomarkers associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders.Topics: 1) Lead by Dr. +Stephen Shore:  Research in Comparative Approaches to Autism Education with special emphasis on the Miller Method®. Dr. Shore will be joined by Ethan Miller and Amir Naimov for discussion and Q&A.2) Lead by +John Elder Robison:  Current research topic(s) being considered by IACC (The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee  is a Federal advisory committee charged with coordinating all activities concerning autism spectrum disorder within the U.S.3) Lead by Dr. +Alisa Woods: Protein Biomarkers and Autism Spectrum DisordersPDF LINKS:Dr. Stephen Shore Dissertation: Comparative Approaches to Autism Education: http://goo.gl/lnqpxbDr. Stephen Shore: ICDL The Miller Method: http://goo.gl/X6XQoqJohn Elder Robison: Scholar in Residence at William And Mary: http://goo.gl/QPxtLH John Elder Robison: IACC Government Strategic Plan for Autism Research: http://goo.gl/reBc9aDr. Alisa G Woods: Treating Clients with AS and ASD: http://goo.gl/175424Dr. Alisa G Woods: Proteomics and Cholesterol in Autism: http://goo.gl/SklhcLDr. Stephen Shore:Diagnosed with "Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies" and "too sick" for outpatient treatment Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism.In addition to working with children and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Stephen presents and consults internationally on adult issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure as discussed in his books Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Ask and Tell: Self-advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum, the critically acclaimed Understanding Autism for Dummies., and the newly released DVD Living along the Autism Spectrum: What it means to have Autism or Asperger Syndrome.President emeritus of the Asperger’s Association of New England and former board member of the Autism Society, Dr. ShorAutism Brainstorm and Science On Google+ Collaborative Hangout On Air2013-12-10 04:00:0088G+

Neuroscience News has been shared in 51 public circles

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AuthorFollowersDateUsers in CircleCommentsReshares+1Links
Helpful Mum1,344This is a circle of people who are frequent G+ users. Really interesting to add if you are just getting started out. Feel free to share the circle.2014-05-18 18:35:454929511CC G+
Graeme McRae25,726Graeme's Circle of Active GooglePlussers! . . . This is a curated circle of active people on Google+ If you add this circle, you will see hundreds of new posts per day in your stream from this circle alone. If you’re in the circle (you’ll know ‘cause I notified you) then please reshare it! It's a circle of people I started following a few months ago, and who have consistently posted something at least once a week during all of weeks since then. If you want an interesting stream, you should add this circle. If you're interested in how I curated this circle, and why I think it makes for a really great stream, read on. . .How did these people get in the circle?. . . They must have posted something interesting, at least once, because I don't follow people unless they post something interesting. By now, you're probably not surprised by the number of people on G+ whose pages are full of repeated posts, videos without comments, "what's up" and other uninteresting things. I don't follow those people.How did they stay in the circle since they were added?. . . After I add someone, I keep them in the circle of people I added around the same time. Then, several times a week, I go through all my circles and delete people who haven't posted (something visible to me) in the last 7 days. So the people who are left in the circle are consistent posters. That says something important about them, because consistency is a proxy for quality.Wait. What? Why is consistency is a proxy for quality?. . . I'll admit it: I don't have the science to back up that wild statement, but I'll tell you why I believe it to be true. People who post crap don't get a lot of followers, and the few followers they have don't bother to engage. After a while, the crappy-posting people start to think G+ is a ghost town, and they lose interest. On the other hand, the people who share (or re-share) interesting things get followers and engagement, slowly at first, but ever increasing, and this outpouring of love is what keeps them going. That's what I think anyway, and I'm sticking to it.People who share interesting things get lots of followers. . . This is another half-baked theory of mine, but hear me out. You might think this makes sense: Google+ offers suggestions of people to follow, especially to new users. Google+'s only source of names to suggest are other G+ers like yourself. The G+ers who have the most engagement are the ones Google+ knows will be good to follow, so these people get put out as suggestions more often, and some percentage of those suggestions are taken up. So the more engagement you have, the more Google+ will suggest you as a person to follow, and so the more followers you'll get. Completing the theory: the more interesting the stuff you share (or reshare), the more engagement you'll get, and hence the more followers you'll get.How can I get in your circle?. . . Don't bother trying to "get into" this circle. This circle isn't for you to get into. Think of it the other way around. This circle is for you to add, so you can follow a bunch of interesting and consistent people. The stream from this one circle will be chock-full of fascinating content for you to reshare. People will start to notice your reshares, and they will engage with you, and then Google+ will "notice" (it's a computer, but let's anthropomorphise, shall we?) you and suggest you to others, who will then follow you.No, really. How can I get in your circle?. . . First, unfollow me, then wait, oh, about a week. Spend that week posting a shitload of interesting things. Then follow me. Since you're so interesting, Google+ will notify me that you followed me (G+ doesn'2014-05-17 08:06:51492575491CC G+
Will Hawkins33,835Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              118This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle  Circlenetwork CircleNetworking IPNetwork NetworkingCircles2014-05-13 22:47:45500534295CC G+
Fabian Weiland763I've set up a nice little circle focusing on health and medicine. It features hospitals, institutes, organziations, universities, media (people). #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #health #medicine #hospitals #publichealth  2013-12-05 08:42:5842000CC G+
Social Media Revolution637All Science! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #circle 2013-08-20 16:03:51189035CC G+
Social Media Revolution592Science #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2013-08-10 21:42:081890113CC G+
Science é Ciencia0We've been shared by +Science on Google+: A Public Database among other 246 interesting pages related to Science that you can follow here on Google+ adding this circle.Thank you! :D #science   #circles   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles  2013-07-24 10:00:53247001CC G+
Smartphones23,919Super Tech Circle Share! #technology   #smartphones   #tablets   #google   #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #techcircle   #android   #apple   #googleplus   #mobile   #glass   #googleplustips   #socialmedia  2013-05-07 05:26:38104002CC G+
Bobo Fett4Those of you flocking here from the horror that is Facebook, or any that have been here for a while, or maybe even never a part of FB, some pointers to get you started.First thing to know if you type a question mark pretty much anywhere (as long as you don't have a text field in focus, in other words a blinking cursor where you would type text) in G+ you get a little pop up that gives you some handy basic keyboard shortcuts.If you are new here and and you are looking to make your feed more active, click the two little circles labeled Find people in the icons down the left side of the G+ page.  There you can search for people you know and add them to your circles.  Circles are what G+ uses to allow you to organize your friends list.  G+ starts you off with a few default Circles to use, you just need to add people and/or pages to things you enjoy to one of those circles.  Once you have you will see grey buttons at the top of your main feed (The page you get to if you click the big Google+ icon in the top left hand corner).  The first button is the default All circles button, here you will see all of the posts of every person/page you have added to any of your circles.  Next to the All button you will see buttons with the names of your circles.  If you click one of them you will of course see just posts from people/pages in that circle, but also on the rightish side, not quite at the top of the page, you will find a button that says Settings.  That is a drop down that gives you two check boxes.  One is "Show posts in home stream" the other is "Get Notified of new posts".  They pretty much do what they say, and "get notified" means any posts from this circle will make the number between your name and the + Share button in the top right hand corner increment and go red.  You can click that number at any time (even if it's red and 0) to get a drop down window which will show a condensed version of all posts from circles you get notified about. It will also notify you any time someone circles you back, and any +1s you have received in posts or comments you have made. As well as, comments in posts you have also commented on. On this Settings button you will also see a grey area that says Amount.  If you hover over that you get to choose More, Standard, or Fewer.  Which controls how frequently the posts from that circle appear in your feed.If you combine the above tools with the fact that you can change the name of any circle, add as many as you like, and also have people in more than one circle, you have very granular control over what posts you see and when, and exactly who can see your posts.  You can also share your circles with other people, as I have done below.  If you click the View shared circle button below, you will be able to see all the pages in a circle I call, go figure, Pages.  You can look through it and if you like everything you can just add the whole circle as a new circle.  Or, you can pick and choose which things you find interesting and add just them to your own circle that you already have or create a new circle.  Moving stuff from circle to circle is as easy and dragging the rectangle for that particular page/person and dropping onto the circle you want it to be in.  You could also just add this circle in full and then just delete the stuff you don't want (little x in top right hand corner of each rectangle when you hover over it).  Or just view this circle to get ideas for what sort of stuff can be searched for, and use the search box at the top of the Find people/Circle page to find stuff you like.Now once you have some friends added to circles, and pages/people you would like to follow added as well, your feed will get much more interesting. Now on to posting your own stuff.  In the Share what's new... field at the top of pages, you can of course type anything you like2013-05-03 19:55:12143001CC G+
Science on Google+60,330Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages categorized by discipline: http://goo.gl/WCohTLinks to shared science circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Active profiles and pages will be included in the next shared circle.Science on Google+ community: http://goo.gl/mTTxX#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2013-03-17 13:29:4424071916CC G+
Justin Fournier534Tech Engage CircleHello Everyone just following the footsteps of +martin shervington  and attempting to circle share fully engaged circles with you.  Below I'm sharing a circle of definite Technology posters. If your new to this platform and needed a circle for sure fire tech news and help.  *Be sure to add and re-share this circle.*  Later Guys!2013-03-10 16:15:55296516CC G+
Science on Google+32,183Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages categorized by discipline: http://goo.gl/WCohTLinks to shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBAdd your science page to next circle: http://goo.gl/yEg7MScience on Google+ community: http://goo.gl/mTTxX #scienceeveryday  #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2013-02-08 02:05:592341310CC G+
Science on Google+13,921Ultimate Science Page CircleSpice up your stream with this nice set of Science Pages!Join the Science on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/uhJCNApplied and Mathematical Sciences: http://goo.gl/l0prdNatural Sciences: http://goo.gl/t8ljmSocial Sciences and Communication: http://goo.gl/vqyNSAdd your Profile/Page to Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles .#scienceeveryday   #science   #publiccircles   #sharedcircles2012-12-16 17:10:4039321917CC G+
Daniel Harrington26,455SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CIRCLE! #science   #tech   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #sciencecircle   #googleplus  2012-12-13 02:01:55106014CC G+
Chris Row1,476Time to share again. Here is a good Circle of active people I have shared this one in the past, but in case you missed it here you go.2012-12-06 22:32:02491617CC G+
Chris Row1,468Here is a random circle I would like to share with you. just a bunch of random people. give it a shot you never know who you might find it here. add it, share it, enjoy it.2012-12-04 20:14:284919412CC G+
Science on Google+12,997Ultimate Science Page Circle 11.20Spice up your stream with this set of Science Pages! Did we miss your science page? Read below.Add your Profile/Page to Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#scienceeveryday   #science   #publiccircles   #sharedcircles2012-11-20 19:05:1839031113CC G+
Science on Google+12,836Ultimate Science Page Circle 11.10Spice up your stream with this set of Science Pages! Nine pages were added this week (see below if you would like to add your science page to the circle).Add your Profile/Page to Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#scienceeveryday  #science  #publiccircles  #sharedcircles  2012-11-10 13:37:5338201223CC G+
Science on Google+12,642Ultimate Science Page CircleSpice up your stream by adding this really nice set of Science Pages! Add your Profile/Page to +Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles  2012-11-04 00:18:5037321930CC G+
Science on Google+11,818Science Page Circle - 10.9.12This is a really nice set of Science Pages!  Approximately 200 pages are in +Science on Google+: A Public Database (see http://goo.gl/WCohT for a categorized list), and we circled 157 Science Pages in the last two days!!! Check out the new pages by adding this circle and don't forget to share it with your friends!If you received a direct notification about this circle and would like to be added to future circles, please fill out this form: http://goo.gl/yEg7M. Thanks in advance! #scienceeveryday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles  2012-10-10 01:01:2036524650CC G+
Science on Google+11,317Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohTView all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-30 12:55:041990917CC G+
Scott Sneddon0In the spirit of circle-sharing on #sciencesunday here's my science media circle (a work in progress, but please feel free to add yours and re-share. Let me know what I've missed, or if you have a source you think I should add.Thanks,2012-09-23 15:37:3623103CC G+
Science on Google+9,957Psychology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. View all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-21 11:07:33366118CC G+
Science on Google+9,821Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohTView all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-16 15:43:301944511CC G+
Science on Google+9,289Science Pages- All DisciplinesThis is a really nice set of Science Pages (see http://goo.gl/WCohT for a categorized list). Help spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends.If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles  2012-09-08 14:08:4719364760CC G+
Science on Google+9,127Biology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgwView all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-01 12:45:324201015CC G+
Science on Google+8,449Psychology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. View all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-08-16 00:12:19360414CC G+
Science on Google+8,407Biology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgw.View all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-08-15 23:55:20422110CC G+
Science on Google+7,163Searching for Active Science Pages+Science on Google+: A Public Database currently has 150 science pages in the database (see http://goo.gl/WCohT for a categorized list); however, there are many science pages on G+ that are not in the database. We would like to double this Science Page circle and share it this Sunday for   #sciencesunday ; however, we need your help. If you are curating a science page or know of an active science page that is not in the database (http://goo.gl/WCohT), please add it to the database by filling out this short form: http://goo.gl/yEg7M. We will take all of the active science pages, put them in this circle, and share it this Sunday. When you are done adding your favorite science pages, please share this post so we can reach our 300 page goal by Sunday.  Thanks!2012-07-11 15:21:1915032010CC G+
Science on Google+5,678Science Pages- All DisciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-06-17 16:02:371404119CC G+
Science on Google+5,678Biology and Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgw.If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-06-17 15:05:40321310CC G+
The Web Resources0Brand Page Circle..Open to suggestionsTags #sharedcircles   #brandpagecircles   #circlesharing   #Brandpages  +Best Shared Circle +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You +Reshare +Reshare +SharedCircles +Shared Pages Circles +Shared Circles on G+ +Shared a circle with you ..2012-06-11 23:41:37258053CC G+
Science on Google+5,521Updated Science Page Circle 6/10- All DisciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles  #sharedcircles 2012-06-10 17:14:351392169CC G+
Science on Google+5,446Science Pages- All DisciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-06-03 18:55:35136189CC G+
Science on Google+5,446Biology and Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgw.If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles  #sharedcircles 2012-06-03 18:12:5430115CC G+
TheFanar.com Holiday Homes919#CircleSunday #sharedcircles special unique circle continuesravel and Holidays Business PagesThis circle includes the pages of some of the most successful companies in the worldBusiness Pages , Directory for Pages shared , Shared Pages , Shared Business Pages , Directory for Pages , G+ Shared Circle Directory for Pages#hoildays #travel #directory #sharedcircles #busniess #smes #news2012-05-22 13:30:5751002CC G+
Mike Clancy4,510Science & Technology ... if you want it, this is where you'll find it. These people are interesting and active. If you're in it, share it ... if you want into it, +1 it. It's that simple!2012-04-20 03:25:1149912626CC G+
Science on Google+2,105Psychology and Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/vOJoN). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB2012-04-14 14:19:0130428CC G+
Science on Google+1,707Science Pages- All disciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/vOJoN). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB2012-04-11 13:04:06810911CC G+
Mike Clancy3,675By far my largest (and favorite) circle, this is a great list of engaged science & technology lovers. As with my sci-fi circle, +1 this if you would like to be added to the circle, share it if you're already in it and want your own circles to grow.2012-04-05 16:33:35460101733CC G+
Science on Google+1,505Psychology/Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/vOJoN). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB2012-04-04 01:14:30290417CC G+
Chris Robinson19,669Science Pages- Updated 3.15.12The pages in this circle cover many important areas/disciplines including: #Anthropology , #Astronomy , #Biology , #Biotechnology , #Botany , #Chemistry , #Climatology , #Ecology , #Geography , #Geology , #Mathematics , #Nanotechnology , #Neurology , #Neuroscience , #Psychology , #Physics , and #robotics . Help spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends/circles.Do you want to add a Science page to the next shared circle? Mention the page on the original post.Pages that will be included in the next circle: +NIH +LA Robotics Club +MicrobiologyBytes +Eye-Com Research +Springer Plants _______________________________Musician and Band Public Database: http://goo.gl/EhCJaShared Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C2012-03-15 12:05:16118111713CC G+
Chris Robinson19,669Psychology Pages- Updated 3.15.12This circle covers many areas of Psychology including: #ClinicalPsychology , #CognitiveBehavioralTherapy , #CognitivePsychology , #DevelopmentalPsychology , #EducationalPsychology , #Neurology , #NeuroMarketing , #Neuroscience , #Psychotherapy , #SocialPsychology , and there is even a page devoted to +Psychology Humour! Help spread the love of Psychology by sharing this circle with your friends!Do you want to add a Psychology page to the next shared circle? Mention the page on the original post.Pages to add to next shared circle: +NIH __________________________________Musician and Band Public Database: http://goo.gl/EhCJaShared Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C2012-03-15 12:03:12495106CC G+
G+ Shared Circles Directory for Pages194The Science & Technology ~Pages-Only~ Circle! Add these groups and businesses to your circles with a click of a button. Each profile in this circle is a page which means that other pages can add them to circles too!If you'd like to be added to this circle, just leave a comment below.2012-03-13 19:21:241124110CC G+
Wilco Wings1,54203.03.02 Psychology, Psychiatry & MedsIf you're interested to be in this circle's next update, leave a comment. You can also suggest people for this circle.Well, let's try something new here...When you start at Google+, you get a couple of default circles, and when I think back, I had no clue what to do with it. I read a lot of tuts about circle management etc. Started over a few times (bad habit), but it didn’t really worked out for me.I tried to get a number of people interested in Google+ by demonstrating it on the screen. I noticed how confused they were.So I started over with my circle management again, now with a different approach. I took all my interests in my daily live, converted them into interest circles. When I demonstrate Google+ to people now, I don’t see those confused looks anymore, must done something right here.Most Google+ users keep there circle management for themselves (I noticed). I’m going to do the opposite here, I’m gonna share more than 40 interest circles, handpicked (except the Galaxy Nexus circle and the Chromebook circle, these are started by others shared circles).2012-02-28 22:11:3383221CC G+
Igbo Anyanwu1,792My Massive Science Circle.2012-02-27 09:14:56501014CC G+
Chris Robinson15,978Science Pages- Updated 2.13.12The pages in this circle cover many important areas/disciplines including: #Anthropology , #Astronomy , #Biology , #Biotechnology , #Botany , #Chemistry , #Climatology , #Ecology , #Geography , #Geology , #Mathematics , #Nanotechnology , #Neurology , #Neuroscience , #Psychology , and #Physics . Spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends/circles.Pages that will be included in the next circle: +Ask A Biologist +HuffPost Science +Sleep Research +Oxford SciBar +Emily Lakdawalla, Planetary Society Blogger +CosmoQuest Do you want to add a Science page to the next shared circle? Mention the page on the original post: http://goo.gl/6BRLF._________________________________________________Science Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C2012-02-13 16:01:3910691614CC G+
Chris Robinson14,511Science in a CircleA circle is a simple shape of Euclidean geometry consisting of those points in a plane that are a given distance from a given point, the centre. The distance between any of the points and the centre is called the radius. The word "circle" derives from the Greek, kirkos "a circle," from the base ker- which means to turn or bend. The origins of the words "circus" and "circuit" are closely related. The circle has been known since before the beginning of recorded history. Natural circles would have been observed, such as the Moon, Sun, and a short plant stalk blowing in the wind on sand, which forms a circle shape in the sand. The circle is the basis for the wheel, which, with related inventions such as gears, makes much of modern civilisation possible. In mathematics, the study of the circle has helped inspire the development of geometry, astronomy, and calculus. Excerpt taken from: http://goo.gl/P21YC.Here on Google+ circle has a different meaning. It's a powerful tool for categorizing profiles and pages. Circles can be beautiful and informative, especially when they're filled with science! I am sharing 50 pages that actively disseminate scientific material; however, it would be nice to build up this circle, as well as the scientific community more generally. Please comment on the original post (http://goo.gl/V1VyI) if you know of other high quality science pages on Google+. Feel free to share this circle with your friends, and don't forget to periodically check the comments in the original post (http://goo.gl/V1VyI) to see the recommended science pages.Science pages not included in circle: +Cancer Research UK, +Environmental Health News, +Research cc: +Allison Sekuler +Robby Bowles +ScienceSunday #sciencesunday2012-01-22 20:01:1450211124CC G+
G+ Business Pages Directory5,276Selection of +Google+ Your Business Pages from M-Z SHARED CIRCLEThis is a small selection of the many pages in the directory to check out. Pages included were done more in a general way and not specific ...in any way except for being in the 2nd half of the alphabet!A fun way to find pages you may not know about! #coolpages2012-01-08 20:17:30343261218CC G+
G+ Business Pages Directory3,402Psychology Pages Shared CircleI received a great interaction with +Chris Robinson today who has a major interest in the sciences and making circles related to All things ScienceMany thanks to him for helping +G+ Business Pages Directory make this circle!Feel free to suggest any other #psych and #science related Pages!#coolpages2011-12-07 22:40:4114349CC G+

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2014-07-09 22:34:19 (11 comments, 26 reshares, 47 +1s)

People with Bipolar Disorder are Bigger Risk Takers

Full article at http://goo.gl/dwJ7pn.

Research led by The University of Manchester has shown that circuits in the brain involved in pursuing and relishing rewarding experiences are more strongly activated in people with bipolar disorder – guiding them towards riskier gambles and away from safer ones.

The research is in Brain. (full open access)

Research:  “Decision-making and trait impulsivity in bipolar disorder are associated with reduced prefrontal regulation of striatal reward valuation” by Liam Mason, Noreen O’Sullivan, Daniela Montaldi, Richard P. Bentall and Wael El-Deredy in Brain. doi:10.1093/brain/awu152 (http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/06/24/brain.awu152.full)

Image: A person with bipolar disorder activating their dorsal frontal cortex. CreditUniversi... more »

Most reshares: 184

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2014-07-07 21:13:05 (5 comments, 184 reshares, 163 +1s)

Sleep Deprivation Leads to Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Full article at http://goo.gl/SRrcbu.

Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia. This discovery was made by an international team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn and King’s College London. The scientists point out that this effect should be investigated more closely in persons who have to work at night. In addition, sleep deprivation may serve as a model system for the development of drugs to treat psychosis. The results have now been published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “Sleep Deprivation Disrupts Prepulse Inhibition and Induces Psychosis-Like Symptoms in Healthy Humans” by Nadine Petrovsky, UlrichEttin... more »

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2014-07-07 21:13:05 (5 comments, 184 reshares, 163 +1s)

Sleep Deprivation Leads to Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Full article at http://goo.gl/SRrcbu.

Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia. This discovery was made by an international team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn and King’s College London. The scientists point out that this effect should be investigated more closely in persons who have to work at night. In addition, sleep deprivation may serve as a model system for the development of drugs to treat psychosis. The results have now been published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “Sleep Deprivation Disrupts Prepulse Inhibition and Induces Psychosis-Like Symptoms in Healthy Humans” by Nadine Petrovsky, UlrichEttin... more »

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2014-07-24 22:18:04 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 19 +1s)

Brain’s Dynamic Duel Underlies Win-Win Choices

Full article at http://goo.gl/RbNqY1.

People choosing between two or more equally positive outcomes experience paradoxical feelings of pleasure and anxiety, feelings associated with activity in different regions of the brain, according to research led by Amitai Shenhav, an associate research scholar at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

Research: “Neural correlates of dueling affective reactions to win–win choices” by Amitai Shenhav and Randy L. Buckner in PNAS. doi:10.1073/pnas.1405725111

Image: Positive and anxious feelings about making choices were associated with activity in different regions of the brain. Positive feelings correlated with activity in the lower parts of the striatum and the prefrontalcortex ... more »

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2014-07-24 20:59:55 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 30 +1s)

A Protein Couple Controls Flow of Information into the Brain’s Memory Center

Full article at http://goo.gl/gYkY6B.

Neuroscientists in Bonn and Heidelberg have succeeded in providing new insights into how the brain works. Researchers at the DZNE and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) analyzed tissue samples from mice to identify how two specific proteins, ‘CKAMP44’ and ‘TARP Gamma-8’, act upon the brain’s memory center. These molecules, which have similar counterparts in humans, affect the connections between nerve cells and influence the transmission of nerve signals into the hippocampus, an area of the brain that plays a significant role in learning processes and the creation of memories. The results of the study have been published in the journal Neuron.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

Research: “CoexpressedAuxiliary Sub... more »

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2014-07-24 19:42:11 (0 comments, 16 reshares, 36 +1s)

Stress Hormones Promote Brain’s Building of Negative Memories

Full article at http://goo.gl/Kkz6dK.

When a person experiences a devastating loss or tragic event, why does every detail seem burned into memory whereas a host of positive experiences simply fade away?

The research will appear in Neuroscience.

Research: The research will appear in Neuroscience.

Image: The ASU study’s findings about stress hormones, such as cortisol (3-D rendering seen above), are important as they pertain to women, since women are twice as likely to develop disorders from stress and trauma that affect memory, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Credit Ben Mills.

#psychology   #stress   #ptsd  

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2014-07-24 19:05:52 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 18 +1s)

Choice Bias: A Quirky Byproduct of Learning from Reward

Full article at http://goo.gl/60Qao2.

Many people value rewards they choose themselves more than rewards they merely receive, even when the rewards are actually equivalent. A new study in Neuron provides evidence that this long-observed quirk of behavior is a byproduct of how the brain reinforces learning from reward.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

Research: “A Reinforcement Learning Mechanism Responsible for the Valuation of Free Choice” by Jeffrey Cockburn, Anne G.E. Collins, and Michael J. Frank in Neuron. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2014.06.035

Image: The striatum is a key structure in the brain involved in representing reward values of actions and picking one. Credit Life Sciences Databases.

#neuroscience   #behavior   #psychology  

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2014-07-23 22:25:15 (3 comments, 28 reshares, 87 +1s)

Schizophrenia’s Genetic Architecture Revealed

Full article at http://goo.gl/hSLmVs.

Queensland scientists are closer to effective treatments for schizophrenia after uncovering dozens of sites across the human genome that are strongly associated with a genetic predisposition to schizophrenia.

The research is in Nature. (full open access)

Research: “Biological insights from 108 schizophrenia-associated genetic loci” by Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium in Nature. doi:10.1038/nature13595

Image: Using DNA samples from 36,989 schizophrenia patients, researchers used a genome-wide association study to find genetic variations between the patients and 113,075 control samples. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit PublicDomainPictures.

#genetics   #schizophrenia  #psychi... more »

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2014-07-23 21:50:16 (2 comments, 15 reshares, 41 +1s)

The Dopamine Transporter

Full article at http://goo.gl/FcdMmW.

Recent published research in the Journal of Clinical Investigation demonstrates how changes in dopamine signaling and dopamine transporter function are linked to neurological and psychiatric diseases, including early-onset Parkinsonism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The research is in Journal of Clinical Investigation. (full open access)

Research: “Missense dopamine transporter mutations associate with adult parkinsonism and ADHD” by Freja H. Hansen, Tina Skjørringe, Saiqa Yasmeen, Natascha V. Arends, Michelle A. Sahai, Kevin Erreger, Thorvald F. Andreassen, Marion Holy, Peter J. Hamilton, Viruna Neergheen, Merete Karlsborg, Amy H. Newman, Simon Pope, Simon J.R. Heales, Lars Friberg, Ian Law, Lars H. Pinborg, Harald H. Sitte, Claus Loland, Lei Shi, HarelWein... more »

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2014-07-23 20:35:23 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s)

Study Links Enzyme to Autistic Behaviors

Full article at http://goo.gl/GRxrJM.

Mouse study shows that deleting the enzyme favorably impacts behaviors associated with Fragile X syndrome.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “Genetic Removal of Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 Rescues the Symptoms of Fragile X Syndrome in a Mouse Model” by Harpreet Sidhu, Lorraine E. Dansie, Peter W. Hickmott, Douglas W. Ethell, and Iryna M. Ethell in Journal of Neuroscience. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1162-14.2014

Image: Iryna Ethell is a professor of biomedical sciences in the UC Riverside School of Medicine. Credit L. DUKA.

#neuroscience   #genetics   #fragilex  

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2014-07-21 22:45:31 (7 comments, 32 reshares, 62 +1s)

Missing Sleep May Hurt Your Memory

Full article at http://goo.gl/hYn9Kf.

Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine.

The research is in Psychological Science. (full access paywall)

Research: “Sleep Deprivation and False Memories” by Steven J. Frenda, Lawrence Patihis, Elizabeth F. Loftus, Holly C. Lewis, and Kimberly M. Fenn in Psychological Science. doi:10.1177/0956797614534694

Image: The Sleep and Learning Lab in Michigan State University’s Department of Psychology studies the relationship between sleep and learning and memory. Credit G.L. Kohuth.

#memory   #sleep   #neuroscience  

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2014-07-11 22:03:22 (5 comments, 22 reshares, 56 +1s)

Same Genes Drive Maths and Reading Ability

Full article at http://goo.gl/qVX3RG.

Around half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in their mathematics ability, say scientists from UCL, the University of Oxford and King’s College London who led a study into the genetic basis of cognitive traits.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full open access)

Research: “The correlation between reading and mathematics ability at age twelve has a substantial genetic component ” by Oliver S. P. Davis, Gavin Band, Matti Pirinen, Claire M. A. Haworth, Emma L. Meaburn, Yulia Kovas, Nicole Harlaar, Sophia J. Docherty, Ken B. Hanscombe, Maciej Trzaskowski, Charles J. C. Curtis, Amy Strange, Colin Freeman, Céline Bellenguez, Zhan Su, Richard Pearson, Damjan Vukcevic, Cordelia Langford, Panos Deloukas, Sarah Hunt, Emma Gray,Serge ... more »

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2014-07-11 21:40:10 (0 comments, 13 reshares, 27 +1s)

Virtual Finger Enables Scientists to Navigate and Analyze 3D Images of Complex Biological Structures

Full article at http://goo.gl/Eh5p2M.

The Allen Institute for Brain Science and research partners collaborate to introduce a cost- and time-efficient technology that extends beyond neuroscience to other global experimental areas of biology.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full open access)

Research: “Virtual finger boosts three-dimensional imaging and microsurgery as well as terabyte volume image visualization and analysis ” by Hanchuan Peng, Jianyong Tang, Hang Xiao, Alessandro Bria, Jianlong Zhou, Victoria Butler, Zhi Zhou, Paloma T. Gonzalez-Bellido, Seung W. Oh, Jichao Chen, Ananya Mitra, Richard W. Tsien, Hongkui Zeng, Giorgio A. Ascoli, Giulio Iannello, Michael Hawrylycz, Eugene Myers and Fuhui Long in Nature Communications.doi... more »

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2014-07-11 20:34:01 (5 comments, 17 reshares, 20 +1s)

Brain Activity in Sex Addiction Mirrors That of Drug Addiction

Full article at http://goo.gl/r9uxX8.

Pornography triggers brain activity in people with compulsive sexual behaviour – known commonly as sex addiction – similar to that triggered by drugs in the brains of drug addicts, according to a University of Cambridge study published in the journal PLOS ONE. However, the researchers caution that this does not necessarily mean that pornography itself is addictive.

The research is in PLOS ONE. (full open access)

Research: “Neural Correlates of Sexual Cue Reactivity in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviours” by Valerie Voon, Thomas B. Mole, Paula Banca, Laura Porter, Laurel Morris, Simon Mitchell, Tatyana R. Lapa, Judy Karr, Neil A. Harrison, Marc N. Potenza, and Michael Irvine in PLOS ONE.doi:10.... more »

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2014-07-11 19:54:42 (0 comments, 23 reshares, 33 +1s)

Study Sheds New Light on Second Language Learning in Adulthood

Full article at http://goo.gl/wF5BWy.

A recent study shows that assimilation of L2 vowels to L1 phonemes governs language learning in adulthood; researchers urge development of novel methods of second language teaching.

The research is in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. (full open access)

Research: “Assimilation of L2 vowels to L1 phonemes governs L2 learning in adulthood: a behavioral and ERP study” by Mirko Grimaldi, Bianca Sisinni, Barbara Gili Fivela, Sara Invitto, Donatella Resta, Paavo Alku and Elvira Brattico in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00279 (http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00279)

Image: The EEG recordings were used to extract the auditory event-related potential, namely the succession of neural events necessary to thepro... more »

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2014-07-10 23:18:53 (0 comments, 16 reshares, 34 +1s)

Virtual Humans Inspire Patients to Open Up

Full article at http://goo.gl/nDspp1.

A new USC study suggests that patients are more willing to disclose personal information to virtual humans than actual ones, in large part because computers lack the proclivity to look down on people the way another human might.

The research is in Computers in Human Behavior. (full access research)

Research: “It’s only a computer: Virtual humans increase willingness to disclose” by Gale M. Lucas, Jonathan Gratch, Aisha King, and Louis-Philippe Morency in Computers in Human Behavior. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2014.04.043

Image: Subjects were interviewed as part of an evaluation of SimSensei, a virtual human application that can be used to identify signals of depression and other mental health issues. Credit ICT.

#psychology   #ai  #virtua... more »

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2014-07-10 22:38:02 (2 comments, 21 reshares, 44 +1s)

Understanding Consciousness

Full article at http://goo.gl/61i8j0.

Researchers advocate for more scientific research on consciousness.

The research is in Trends in Cognitive Sciences. (full access research)

Research: “The Source of Consciousness” by Ken A. Paller and Satoru Suzuki in Trends in Cognitive Sciences. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2014.05.012

Image: The authors write that unconscious processing can influence our conscious decisions in ways we never suspect. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit geralt.

#psychology   #science   #consciousness  

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2014-07-10 21:17:35 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 20 +1s)

Scientists Shed New Light on Nerve Cell Growth

Full article at http://goo.gl/iqWT4L.

In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shed new light on these complex processes, showing that a particular protein plays a far more sophisticated role in neuron development than previously thought.

The research is in PLOS Genetics and Neural Development. (full open access)

Research: “RPM-1 Uses Both Ubiquitin Ligase and Phosphatase-Based Mechanisms to Regulate DLK-1 during Neuronal Development” by Scott T. Baker, Karla J. Opperman, Erik D. Tulgren, Shane M. Turgeon, Willy Bienvenut, and Brock Grill in PLOS Genetics. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1004297 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1004297)

“The Nesprin Family Member ANC-1 Regulates Synapse Formation and Axon Termination by Functioning in aPathw... more »

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2014-07-10 20:29:45 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 17 +1s)

Cooling Treatment Improves Survival Without Brain Damage in Later Childhood

Full article at http://goo.gl/5GVAPF.

The cooling of newborn babies suffering from perinatal asphyxia – a lack of oxygen at the time of birth – significantly increases their chance of survival without brain damage to later childhood (age six to seven years), according to a Medical Research Council (MRC) funded clinical trial by a team of researchers from the universities of Bristol, Oxford, Leeds, University College London, Imperial College London, Queen’s University Belfast and Homerton University Hospital, London.

The research is in New England Journal of Medicine. (full access paywall)

Research: “Effects of Hypothermia for Perinatal Asphyxia on Childhood Outcomes” by Denis Azzopardi, M.D., Brenda Strohm, R.N., Neil Marlow, D.M., Peter Brocklehurst, F.F.P.H.,Aniko Dei... more »

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2014-07-10 19:52:46 (0 comments, 17 reshares, 34 +1s)

Working to Loosen the Grip of Severe Mental Illness

Full article at http://goo.gl/KMGcSZ.

A neuroscientist at Rutgers University-Newark says the human brain operates much the same whether active or at rest – a finding that could provide a better understanding of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other serious mental health conditions that afflict an estimated 13.6 million Americans.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

Research: “Intrinsic and Task-Evoked Network Architectures of the Human Brain” by Michael W. Cole, Danielle S. Bassett, Jonathan D. Power, Todd S. Braver, and Steven E. Petersen in Neuron. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2014.05.014

Image: The prefrontal cortex is a portion of the brain involved in high level thinking, as well as remembering what a person’s goal is and the task being performed. This imageshows t... more »

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2014-07-09 23:42:30 (2 comments, 21 reshares, 36 +1s)

Uninterrupted Playtime between Siblings Is Key for Learning

Full article at http://goo.gl/0bFbCb.

Whether it’s how to throw a ball or put together a puzzle, young children learn a lot from their older siblings. While researchers have long known that brothers and sisters teach each other about the world, most of their observations about this have been made in a lab setting.

The research is in Journal of Cognition and Development. (full access paywall)

Research: “This Bird Can’t Do It ’cause this Bird Doesn’t Swim in Water: Sibling Teaching during Naturalistic Home Observations in Early Childhood” by Nina Howe, Sandra Della Porta, Holly Recchia, Allyson Funamoto and Hildy Ross in Journal of Cognition and Development. doi:10.1080/15248372.2013.848869

Image: The children were encouraged to play together, but not givenparticular ... more »

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2014-07-09 22:34:19 (11 comments, 26 reshares, 47 +1s)

People with Bipolar Disorder are Bigger Risk Takers

Full article at http://goo.gl/dwJ7pn.

Research led by The University of Manchester has shown that circuits in the brain involved in pursuing and relishing rewarding experiences are more strongly activated in people with bipolar disorder – guiding them towards riskier gambles and away from safer ones.

The research is in Brain. (full open access)

Research:  “Decision-making and trait impulsivity in bipolar disorder are associated with reduced prefrontal regulation of striatal reward valuation” by Liam Mason, Noreen O’Sullivan, Daniela Montaldi, Richard P. Bentall and Wael El-Deredy in Brain. doi:10.1093/brain/awu152 (http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/06/24/brain.awu152.full)

Image: A person with bipolar disorder activating their dorsal frontal cortex. CreditUniversi... more »

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2014-07-09 22:03:03 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +1s)

Doctors Have Ethical Obligation to Educate, Protect Athletes from Concussion

Full article at http://goo.gl/IPgD1C.

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the largest professional association of neurologists and a leading authority on sports concussion, is releasing a new position paper that states doctors have an ethical obligation to educate and protect athletes from sports concussion and clear them to play only when the athlete is medically ready, standing firm against objections from players, parents or coaches. The statement is published in the July 9, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the AAN, and is being released ahead of The Sports Concussion Conference, July 11-13, 2014, in Chicago, where the AAN will share the latest scientific advances in diagnosing and treating sports concussion.

The research is in Neurology. (full access... more »

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2014-07-09 21:23:41 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)

Discovery of a New Means to Erase Pain

Full article at http://goo.gl/i1y6wa.

A study published in the scientific journal Nature Neuroscience by Yves De Koninck and Robert Bonin, two researchers at Université Laval, reveals that it is possible to relieve pain hypersensitivity using a new method that involves rekindling pain so that it can subsequently be erased. This discovery could lead to novel means to alleviate chronic pain.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “A spinal analog of memory reconsolidation enables reversal of hyperalgesia” by Robert P Bonin and Yves De Koninck in Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3758

Image: Researchers injected capsaicin in the foot of mice. This image is a 3D representation of a capsaicin molecule and is for illustrative purposes only. Credit Esquilo.more »

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2014-07-09 20:24:13 (0 comments, 24 reshares, 44 +1s)

Study Cracks How the Brain Processes Emotions

Full article at http://goo.gl/SK0ev9.

Although feelings are personal and subjective, the human brain turns them into a standard code that objectively represents emotions across different senses, situations and even people, reports a new study by Cornell University neuroscientist Adam Anderson.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “Population coding of affect across stimuli, modalities and individuals” by Junichi Chikazoe, Daniel H Lee, Nikolaus Kriegeskorte and Adam K Anderson in Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3749

Image: Researchers presented participants with a series of pictures and tastes during functional neuroimaging, then analyzed participants’ ratings of their subjective experiences along with their brain activation patterns. CreditCorne... more »

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2014-07-09 19:47:30 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 12 +1s)

Huntington’s Disease Protein Helps Wire the Young Brain

Full article at http://goo.gl/B6ntpl.

The protein that is mutated in Huntington’s disease is critical for wiring the brain in early life, according to a new Duke University study.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “Huntingtin is Required for Normal Excitatory Synapse Development in Cortical and Striatal Circuits” by Spencer U. McKinstry, Yonca B. Karadeniz, Atesh K. Worthington, Wolodya Harapetyan, M. Ilcim Ozlu, Karol Serafin-Molina, W. Christopher Risher, Tuna Ustunkaya, Ioannis Dragatsis, Scott Zeitlin, Henry H. Yin, and Cagla Eroglu in Journal of Neuroscience. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4699-13.2014

Image: The protein associated with Huntington’s disease, Htt, is critical in early brain development. Brains of 5-week-old micewhose Htt... more »

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2014-07-09 19:17:52 (1 comments, 12 reshares, 21 +1s)

Restoring Active Memory Program Poised to Launch

Full article at http://goo.gl/KSzZ0z.

Teams will develop and test implantable therapeutic devices for memory restoration in patients with memory deficits caused by disease or trauma.

Image: DARPA’s Restoring Active Memory program will attempt to develop implantable technology to bridge gaps in the injured brain and restore normal memory function to people with memory loss caused by injury or disease. Credit DARPA.

#neuroscience   #memory   #tbi  

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2014-07-08 21:08:12 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 28 +1s)

Study Shows Link Between Inflammation in Maternal Blood and Schizophrenia in Offspring

Full article at http://goo.gl/U1IVnW.

Maternal inflammation as indicated by the presence in maternal blood of early gestational C-reactive protein—an established inflammatory biomarker—appears to be associated with greater risk for schizophrenia in offspring, according to researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Medical Center, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. The study, “Elevated Maternal C-Reactive Protein and Increased Risk of Schizophrenia in a National Birth Cohort,” is published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

The research is in American Journal of Psychiatry. (full access paywall)

Research: “Elevated Maternal C-Reactive Protein and Increased Risk of Schizophrenia in aNational Bi... more »

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2014-07-08 20:33:50 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 31 +1s)

Brain Tumor Invasion Along Blood Vessels May Lead to New Cancer Treatments

Full article at http://goo.gl/YCU6vb.

NIH-funded researchers find brain tumor cells disrupt the brain’s protective barrier, offering potential avenues for therapy.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full access paywall)

Research: “Disruption of astrocyte–vascular coupling and the blood–brain barrier by invading glioma cells” by Stacey Watkins, Stefanie Robel, Ian F. Kimbrough, Stephanie M. Robert, Graham Ellis-Davies and Harald Sontheimer in Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/ncomms5196

Image: Glioma cells (green) spread through the brain by taking control of blood vessels (red). Credit Sontheimer Lab, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

#neurology   #glioblastoma   #cancer  

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2014-07-08 19:47:30 (1 comments, 9 reshares, 20 +1s)

Dodging Dots Helps Explain Brain Circuitry

Full article at http://goo.gl/QR0qvp.

In a new study, Brown University neuroscientists looked cell-by-cell at the brain circuitry that tadpoles, and possibly other animals, use to avoid collisions. The study produced a model of how individual inhibitory and excitatory neurons can work together to control a simple behavior.

The research is in European Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “Excitation and inhibition in recurrent networks mediate collision avoidance in Xenopus tadpoles” by Arseny S. Khakhalin, David Koren, Jenny Gu, Heng Xu and Carlos D. Aizenman in European Journal of Neuroscience. doi:10.1111/ejn.12664

Image: Researchers found that tadpoles use the optic tectum region of their brain to determine that something is approaching and avoid collision. Thefin... more »

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2014-07-07 22:06:49 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 18 +1s)

High Earners in a Stock Market Game Have Brain Patterns That Can Predict Market Bubbles

Full article at http://goo.gl/2mls13.

Researchers see correlation between brain patterns, sensitivity to market bubbles.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

Research: “Irrational exuberance and neural crash warning signals during endogenous experimental market bubbles” by Alec Smith, Terry Lohrenz, Justin King, P. Read Montague, and Colin F. Camerer in PNAS. doi:10.1073/pnas.1318416111

Image: At some point during the 50 trading periods of each session, a price bubble would invariably form and crash. The scientists had suspected that crowd cognition would result in some bubble formation, though they had not expected it to happen every time. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit Ryan Lawler.

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2014-07-07 21:13:05 (5 comments, 184 reshares, 163 +1s)

Sleep Deprivation Leads to Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Full article at http://goo.gl/SRrcbu.

Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia. This discovery was made by an international team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn and King’s College London. The scientists point out that this effect should be investigated more closely in persons who have to work at night. In addition, sleep deprivation may serve as a model system for the development of drugs to treat psychosis. The results have now been published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “Sleep Deprivation Disrupts Prepulse Inhibition and Induces Psychosis-Like Symptoms in Healthy Humans” by Nadine Petrovsky, UlrichEttin... more »

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2014-07-07 20:34:01 (5 comments, 27 reshares, 67 +1s)

Scientists Find Key Piece in Brain Tumour Puzzle

Full article at http://goo.gl/T50ZBb.

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and McGill University Health Centre have shown that a member of the protein family known as SUMO (small ubiquitin-like modifier) is a key to why tumour cells multiply uncontrollably, especially in the case of glioblastoma. The SUMO family proteins modify other proteins and the SUMOylation of proteins are critical for many cellular processes. Identifying SUMO’s role in the cancer cell growth will lead to a new strategy for glioblastoma treatment.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full access paywall)

Research: “SUMO1 modification stabilizes CDK6 protein and drives the cell cycle and glioblastoma progression” by Anita C. Bellail, Jeffrey J. Olson and Chunhai Hao in NatureCommu... more »

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2014-07-03 23:05:31 (0 comments, 15 reshares, 39 +1s)

Schizophrenia Associated Gene Variation Affects Brain Cell Development

Full article at http://goo.gl/DIwm8A.

Johns Hopkins researchers have begun to connect the dots between a schizophrenia-linked genetic variation and its effect on the developing brain. As they report July 3 in the journal Cell Stem Cell, their experiments show that the loss of a particular gene alters the skeletons of developing brain cells, which in turn disrupts the orderly layers those cells would normally form.

The research is in _Cell Stem Cel_l. (full access paywall)

Research: “Modeling a Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia in iPSCs and Mice Reveals Neural Stem Cell Deficits Associated with Adherens Junctions and Polarity” by Ki-Jun Yoon, Ha Nam Nguyen, Gianluca Ursini, Fengyu Zhang, Nam-Shik Kim, Zhexing Wen, Georgia Makri, David Nauen, Joo Heon Shin, Youngbin Park, RaeeunChu... more »

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2014-07-03 20:31:34 (3 comments, 22 reshares, 44 +1s)

New Study Discovers Biological Basis for Magic Mushroom Mind Expansion

Full article at http://goo.gl/FpCW0F.

New research shows that our brain displays a similar pattern of activity during dreams as it does during a mind-expanding drug trip.

The research is in Human Brain Mapping. (full access paywall)

Research: “Enhanced repertoire of brain dynamical states during the psychedelic experience” by Enzo Tagliazucchi, Robin Carhart-Harris, Robert Leech, David Nutt and Dante R. Chialvo in Human Brain Mapping. doi:10.1002/hbm.22562

Image: Brain activity under psilocybin with a decrease (blue)
in evolutionary advanced brain regions and an increase
(orange) in memory and emotion centres. Credit Imperial College London.

#neuroscience   #psilocybin  

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2014-07-02 20:38:23 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 40 +1s)

Short Sleep, Aging Brain

Full article at http://goo.gl/HBO4UD.

Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) have found evidence that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age. These findings, relevant in the context of Singapore’s rapidly ageing society, pave the way for future work on sleep loss and its contribution to cognitive decline, including dementia.

The research is in Sleep. (full access paywall)

Research: “Sleep Duration and Age-Related Changes in Brain Structure and Cognitive Performance” by June C. Lo, PhD; Kep Kee Loh, MSc; Hui Zheng, MEng; Sam K.Y. Sim, BSc; and Michael W.L. Chee, MBBS in Sleep. doi:10.5665/sleep.3832

Image: Though faster brain ventricle enlargement is a marker for cognitive decline and the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, theeffects... more »

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2014-07-02 19:40:20 (2 comments, 10 reshares, 29 +1s)

Cal-BRAIN Kickstarts California Efforts to Map the Brain

Full article at http://goo.gl/lNrC1P.

The California budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on June 20 creates a statewide research grants program called Cal-BRAIN, an initiative led by UC San Diego. With an initial allocation of $2 million, Cal-BRAIN – short for California Blueprint for Research to Advance Innovations in Neuroscience – is a state complement to the federal BRAIN Initiative announced by President Barack Obama in April of 2013. It aims to “accelerate the development of brain mapping techniques, including the development of new technologies.”

Image: UC San Diego’s Ralph Greenspan (center) is helping lead the Cal-BRAIN initiative. Credit UCSD.

#neuroscience  

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2014-07-02 18:39:26 (3 comments, 14 reshares, 25 +1s)

Study Identifies Predictors for Teen Binge Drinking

Full article at http://goo.gl/HQN8zh.

Neuroscientists leading the largest longitudinal adolescent brain imaging study to date have learned that predicting teenage binge-drinking is possible. In fact, say the researchers in the group’s latest publication, a number of factors – genetics, brain function and about 40 different variables – can help scientists predict with about 70 percent accuracy which teens will become binge drinkers. The study appears online July 3, 2014 as an Advance Online Publication in the journal Nature.

The research is in Nature and Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall) 

Research:  “Neuropsychosocial profiles of current and future adolescent alcohol misusers” by Robert Whelan, Richard Watts, Catherine A. Orr, Robert R. Althoff, Eric Artiges, Tobias Banaschewski,Gareth J. B... more »

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2014-07-02 18:07:54 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 22 +1s)

Biomarker Predicts Effectiveness of Brain Cancer Treatment

Full article at http://goo.gl/Md1v0R.

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a new biomarker that predicts whether glioblastoma – the most common form of primary brain cancer – will respond to chemotherapy. The findings are published in the July print issue of Oncotarget.

The research is in Oncotarget. (full access paywall) 

Research:  “A genome-wide miRNA screen revealed miR-603 as a MGMT-regulating miRNA in glioblastomas” by Deepa Kushwaha, Valya Ramakrishnan, Kimberly Ng, Tyler Steed, Thien Nguyen, Diahnn Futalan, Johnny C. Akers, Jann Sarkaria, Tao Jiang, Dipanjan Chowdhury, Bob S. Carter, and Clark C. Chen in Oncotarget. doi: not available

Image: The researchers discovered that injection of the MGMT-regulatingmicroRNAs... more »

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2014-07-01 20:28:23 (6 comments, 16 reshares, 51 +1s)

Researchers Study Our Love for Deep Bass

Full article at http://goo.gl/rmwUnY.

Have you ever wondered why bass-range instruments tend to lay down musical rhythms, while instruments with a higher pitch often handle the melody?

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall) 

Research: “Superior time perception for lower musical pitch explains why bass-ranged instruments lay down musical rhythms” by Michael J. Hove, Céline Marie, Ian C. Bruce, and Laurel J. Trainor in PNAS. doi:10.1073/pnas.1402039111

Image: Feel that bass: McMaster student Kristin Tonus tries on the electrode net at the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind. Director Laurel Trainor and colleagues have been studying why we appreciate strong bass rhythms in a song. Credit Elaine Whiskin.

#neuroscience   #music  

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2014-07-01 19:46:01 (2 comments, 9 reshares, 35 +1s)

Sorting Out Emotions

Full article at http://goo.gl/9Iasmm.

Evaluating another person’s emotions based on facial expressions can sometimes be a complex task. As it turns out, this process isn’t so easy for the brain to sort out either.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall) 

Research:  “Neurons in the human amygdala selective for perceived emotion” by Shuo Wang, Oana Tudusciuc, Adam N. Mamelak, Ian B. Ross, Ralph Adolphs, and Ueli Rutishauser in PNAS. doi:10.1073/pnas.1323342111

Image: The team was able to record the responses from single neurons using existing electrodes, indicated by the arrows in the MRI image, placed in the brains of patients who were being treated for epilepsy. Credit Ralph Adolphs / Caltech.

#neuroimaging   #psychology   #emotion  

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2014-06-30 23:16:34 (9 comments, 14 reshares, 52 +1s)

Master Switch for Myelination in Human Brain Stem Cells is Identified

Full article at http://goo.gl/ldMuAY.

Scientists at the University at Buffalo have identified the single transcription factor or “master switch” that initiates the critical myelination process in the brain. Funded by New York Stem Cell Science, the research will be published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on June 30.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall) 

Research: “Transcription factor induction of human oligodendrocyte progenitor fate and differentiation” by Jing Wang, Suyog U. Pol, Alexa K. Haberman, Chunming Wang, Melanie A. O’Bara, and Fraser J. Sim in PNAS. doi:10.1073/pnas.1408295111

Image: The identification of the transcription factor, SOX10, in human brain cells, brings researchers closer to the goalof treatin... more »

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2014-06-30 22:03:42 (1 comments, 12 reshares, 32 +1s)

Lead in Kids’ Blood Linked With Behavioral and Emotional Problems

Full article at http://goo.gl/AUTzPH.

Emotional and behavioral problems show up even with low exposure to lead, and as blood lead levels increase in children, so do the problems, according to research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. The results were published online June 30 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

The research is in JAMA Pediatrics. (full access paywall) 

Research:  “Blood lead levels and children’s behavioral and emotional problems: a cohort study” by Liu J, Liu X, Wang W, McCauley L, Pinto-Martin J, Wang Y, Li L, Yan C, and Rogan WJ in JAMA Pediatrics. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.332

Image: Researchers analyzed one blood sample taken from each child betweenthe ages ... more »

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2014-06-30 21:13:20 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 20 +1s)

First Pediatric Autism Study Conducted Entirely Online

Full article at http://goo.gl/wV1gV3.

UCSF shows success of randomized clinical trial for kids with Autism, establishings it as a time and cost effective tool.

The research is in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. (full access paywall) 

Research: “Internet-Based, Randomized, Controlled Trial of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Hyperactivity in Autism” by Stephen Bent, MD, Robert L. Hendren, DO, Tara Zandi, MSW, Kiely Law, MD, Jae-Eun Choi, BA, Felicia Widjaja, MPH, Luther Kalb, MHS, Jay Nestle, BS, and Paul Law, MD in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2014.01.018

Image: The enrolled children were randomly assigned to either receive 1.3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids or an identical placebo daily forsix ... more »

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2014-06-30 19:56:28 (1 comments, 11 reshares, 19 +1s)

Brain Fills Gaps to Produce a Likely Picture

Full article at http://goo.gl/v9HEtH.

Researchers at Radboud University use visual illusions to demonstrate to what extent the brain interprets visual signals. They were surprised to discover that active interpretation occurs early on in signal processing. In other words, we see not only with our eyes, but with our brain, too. Current Biology is publishing these results in the July issue.

The research is in Current Biology. (full access paywall) 

Research: “Shape perception simultaneously up- and down-regulates neural activity in the primary visual cortex” by Peter Kok and Floris P. de Lange in Current Biology. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.05.042

Image: Using fMRI, they discovered that the triangle – although non-existent – activates the primary visual brain cortex. This is the firstarea in ... more »

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2014-06-30 18:40:29 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 23 +1s)

Potential Drug Target for PTSD Prevention

Full article at http://goo.gl/zh2Sgh.

Scientists at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University have identified a drug that appears to make memories of fearsome events less durable in mice.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall) 

Research: “A Role for Tac2, NkB, and Nk3 Receptor in Normal and Dysregulated Fear Memory Consolidation” by Raül Andero, Brian G. Dias, and Kerry J. Ressler in Neuron. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2014.05.028

Image: The dark smudge on the left side shows that the gene Tac2 is robustly activated after fear learning in the central amygdala. The amygdala is a part of the brain that controls the formation and consolidation of fear memories. A drug that was previously tested in schizophrenia clinical trials is a potential option for targeting Tac2.Credi... more »

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2014-06-30 17:54:58 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 30 +1s)

Noninvasive Brain Control

Full article at http://goo.gl/8fSDxC.

MIT engineers have now developed the first light-sensitive molecule that enables neurons to be silenced noninvasively, using a light source outside the skull. This makes it possible to do long-term studies without an implanted light source. The protein, known as Jaws, also allows a larger volume of tissue to be influenced at once.

The will appear research in Nature Neuroscience. 

Research: The will appear research in Nature Neuroscience.

Image: Using this opsin, the researchers were able to shut down neuronal activity in the mouse brain with a light source outside the animal’s head. The suppression occurred as deep as 3 millimeters in the brain, and was just as effective as that of existing silencers that rely on other colors of light delivered via conventional invasiveil... more »

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2014-06-29 21:15:55 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 38 +1s)

Watching Individual Neurons Respond to Magnetic Therapy

Full article at http://goo.gl/DGRgkw.

New technique could show transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treating depression and other disorders.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “Simultaneous transcranial magnetic stimulation and single neuron recording in alert non-human primates” by Mueller, J.K., Grigsby, E.M., Prevosto, V., Petraglia III, F.W., Rao, H., Deng, Z., Peterchev, A.V., Sommer, M.A., Egner, T., Platt, M.L., Grill, W.M. in Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3751

Image: The interdisciplinary team that developed the method to record an individual neuron’s response during transcranial magnetic stimulation. Clockwise from top left: Michael Platt, director of the Duke Institute for Brain Science, Center for CognitiveNeuro... more »

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2014-06-27 22:33:42 (2 comments, 14 reshares, 46 +1s)

Research Gives Unprecedented 3D View of Important Brain Receptor

Full article at http://goo.gl/Qmxnwp.

New details on the NMDA receptor could aid development of drugs for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, other neurological disorders.

The research is in Nature. (full access paywall)

Research: “NMDA receptor structures reveal subunit arrangement and pore architecture” by Chia-Hsueh Lee, Wei Lü, Jennifer Carlisle Michel, April Goehring, Juan Du, Xianqiang Song and Eric Gouaux in Nature. doi:10.1038/nature13548

Image: X-ray crystal structure of the NMDA receptor showing its mushroom- like shape, with receptor subunits in different colors. Credit Oregon Health and Science University.

#neuroscience   #neuroimaging  

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2014-06-27 21:57:33 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 23 +1s)

Potential Alzheimer’s Drug Prevents Abnormal Blood Clots in the Brain

Full article at http://goo.gl/NH55Go.

Without a steady supply of blood, neurons can’t work. That’s why one of the culprits behind Alzheimer’s disease is believed to be the persistent blood clots that often form in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, contributing to the condition’s hallmark memory loss, confusion and cognitive decline.

The research is in Journal of Experimental Medicine. (full access paywall)

Research: “A novel Aβ-fibrinogen interaction inhibitor rescues altered thrombosis and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease mice” by Hyung Jin Ahn, J. Fraser Glickman, Ka Lai Poon, Daria Zamolodchikov, Odella C. Jno-Charles, Erin H. Norris, and Sidney Strickland in Journal of Experimental Medicine. doi:10.1084/jem.20131751

Image:Treatment with the... more »

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2014-06-27 21:13:45 (2 comments, 17 reshares, 33 +1s)

Running Combined with Visual Experience Restores Brain Function

Full article at http://goo.gl/pJHHts.

Experiments reveal unexpected potential in the adult’s brain capacity for self-repair.

The research is in eLife. (full open access)

Research: “Sensory experience during locomotion promotes recovery of function in adult visual cortex” by Megumi Kaneko and Michael P Stryker in eLife. doi:10.7554/eLife.02798 (http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.02798)

Image: The researchers made the surprising discovery that neurons in the visual area of the mouse brain fired much more robustly whenever the mice walked or ran. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit geralt.

#neuroscience   #vision  

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2014-06-27 19:07:38 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 21 +1s)

Bad Learning

Full article at http://goo.gl/xqwnIA.

New form of brain signaling affects addiction-related behavior.

University of Iowa researchers have discovered a new form of neurotransmission that influences the long-lasting memory created by addictive drugs, like cocaine and opioids, and the subsequent craving for these drugs of abuse. Loss of this type of neurotransmission creates changes in brains cells that resemble the changes caused by drug addiction.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “Acid-sensing ion channels contribute to synaptic transmission and inhibit cocaine-evoked plasticity” by Collin J Kreple, Yuan Lu, Rebecca J Taugher, Andrea L Schwager-Gutman, Jianyang Du, Madeliene Stump, Yimo Wang, Ali Ghobbeh, Rong Fan, Caitlin V Cosme, Levi P Sowers, Michael J Welsh, Jason J Radley,Rya... more »

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2014-06-27 18:20:48 (2 comments, 19 reshares, 47 +1s)

Early Life Stress Can Leave Lasting Impacts on the Brain

Full article at http://goo.gl/uj0Uk3.

For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a lot of it — chronic, toxic stress like poverty, neglect and physical abuse — can have lasting negative impacts.

The research is in Biological Psychiatry. (full access paywall)

Research: “Behavior Problems After Early Life Stress: Contributions of the Hippocampus and Amygdala” by Jamie L. Hanson, Brendon M. Nacewicz, Matthew J. Sutterer, Amelia A. Cayo, Stacey M. Schaefer, Karen D. Rudolph, Elizabeth A. Shirtcliff, Seth D. Pollak, and Richard J. Davidson in Biological Psychiatry. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2014.04.020

Image: Different forms of early life stress, such as child maltreatment or poverty, impacted the size of twoimporta... more »

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